Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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Have you ever heard of the Body Worlds exhibit? It's a rather popular exhibition that are shown all over the world, in various cities. The exhibit consists of preserved human and animal bodies, using a technique called plastination. Well, it turn...

A few weeks ago, the German federal government had an Open House Day, or a Tag der offenen Tür. Several federal agencies opened their doors to the public during the weekend and allowed regular people to see how the government works. I took the oppor...

This is my last post about my trip to Belgium. It's not necessarily the last thing I saw, but I must say it is a good item to wrap this travelogue. This post is about eh Sint-Romboutskathedraal, or St. Rumbold's Cathedral, in Mechelen. It is...

The Jehovah's Witnesses have recently concluded their Annual Meeting. There are several upcoming changes to the cult, and while I do have something to say about the fact that they are again reducing their production of their magazines (they used...

When I visited Mechelen, an art festival was happening. It was the D.ART Festival, where several galleries in the city open their doors to exhibit new works of various different artists. The whole series of events is free, and it was an interesting o...

Every now and then I would pick up a non-fiction book. And for some reason I have had this book on my list for quite a while, and I finally got the chance to pick it up. It is a very enlightening book, and while I am fortunate to not have personal en...

On the north side of Mechelen, there is an eerie-looking building. It is massive, and definitely not friendly. It used to be the Dossin barracks, and now it is a museum. But before, it was a very sad place, as this was the place where Jews living in...